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Gymnastics at the 1976 Montréal Summer Games:

Women's Balance Beam

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Host City: Montréal, Canada
Venue(s): Montréal Forum, Montréal, Québec
Date Started: July 18, 1976
Date Finished: July 22, 1976

Gold: ROU Nadia Comăneci
Silver: URS Olga Korbut
Bronze: ROU Teodora Ungureanu


The format was similar to 1964-72, with the best six gymnasts in the team all-around advancing to the apparatus final, with the final apparatus score made up of 50% of the all-around total and a final optional program. However, nations were now limited to only two gymnasts in the finals. [Nadia Comăneci] won one of her two 1976 apparatus gold medals in this event, the other coming on the uneven bars. Comăneci had the highest score in qualifying and then received a perfect 10.00 for her final routine to win by over 0.2 points over [Olga Korbut] (URS). Romanian [Teodora Ungureanu] came in third for the bronze medal. Comăneci would defend her gold medal on beam at the 1980 Olympics.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Nadia Comăneci 14 Romania ROU Gold 19.950
2 Olga Korbut 21 Soviet Union URS Silver 19.725
3 Teodora Ungureanu 15 Romania ROU Bronze 19.700
4 Lyudmila Turishcheva 23 Soviet Union URS 19.475
5 Angelika Hellmann 22 East Germany GDR 19.450
6 Gitta Escher 19 East Germany GDR 19.275
4 QR Anca Grigoraș 18 Romania ROU
5T QR Elvira Saadi 24 Soviet Union URS
7 QR Nelli Kim 18 Soviet Union URS
10T QR Mariana Constantin 15 Romania ROU
10T QR Anna Pohludková 16 Czechoslovakia TCH
10T QR Mariya Filatova 14 Soviet Union URS
13T QR Svetlana Grozdova 17 Soviet Union URS
13T QR Kerstin Gerschau 18 East Germany GDR
13T QR Éva Óvári 14 Hungary HUN
16T QR Marion Kische 18 East Germany GDR
16T QR Georgeta Gabor 14 Romania ROU
16T QR Gabriela Trușcă 18 Romania ROU
19 QR Margit Tóth 14 Hungary HUN
20T QR Ingrid Holkovičová 16 Czechoslovakia TCH
20T QR Márta Egervári 19 Hungary HUN
22T QR Krisztina Medveczky 18 Hungary HUN
22T QR Uta Schorn 18 West Germany FRG
24 QR Andrea Bieger 16 West Germany FRG
25T QR Miyuki Matsuhisa-Hironaka 30 Japan JPN
25T QR Nina Kostova 16 Bulgaria BUL
27T QR Drahomíra Smolíková 17 Czechoslovakia TCH
27T QR Kimberly Chace 20 United States USA
27T QR Patti Rope 16 Canada CAN
27T QR Márta Kelemen 21 Hungary HUN
27T QR Jutta Oltersdorf 20 West Germany FRG
27T QR Mária Lővey 16 Hungary HUN
33T QR Jana Knopová 18 Czechoslovakia TCH
33T QR Satoko Okazaki 15 Japan JPN
33T QR Eva Pořádková 17 Czechoslovakia TCH
36 QR Debra Willcox 16 United States USA
37 QR Karen Kelsall 13 Canada CAN
38T QR Steffi Kräker 16 East Germany GDR
38T QR Ans Smulders-van Gerwen 25 Netherlands NED
40T QR Traudl Schubert 18 West Germany FRG
40T QR Vesela Mateeva 16 Bulgaria BUL
40T QR Alena Černáková 14 Czechoslovakia TCH
40T QR Galina Yaneva 16 Bulgaria BUL
40T QR Petra Kurbjuweit 19 West Germany FRG
45T QR Carrie Englert 18 United States USA
45T QR Nobue Yamazaki 25 Japan JPN
47T QR Jeanette van Ravestijn 17 Netherlands NED
47T QR Stefania Bucci 16 Italy ITA
49T QR Beate Renschler 17 West Germany FRG
49T QR Mariya Kircheva 18 Bulgaria BUL
49T QR Nancy McDonnell 21 Canada CAN
49T QR Avril Lennox 20 Great Britain GBR
53 QR Joëlle De Keukeleire 16 Belgium BEL
54 QR Joke Kos 20 Netherlands NED
55T QR Leslie Wolfsberger 17 United States USA
55T QR Kelly Muncey 16 Canada CAN
55T QR Martine Audin 17 France FRA
58T QR Colleen Casey 16 United States USA
58T QR Nadya Shatarova 16 Bulgaria BUL
58T QR Kyoko Mano 19 Japan JPN
58T QR Monique Bolleboom 13 Netherlands NED
62 QR Sakiko Nozawa 15 Japan JPN
63T QR Kathy Howard 18 United States USA
63T QR Valentina Spongia 17 Italy ITA
63T QR Donatella Sacchi 17 Italy ITA
63T QR Barbara Slater 17 Great Britain GBR
67 QR Carla Wieser 15 Italy ITA
68T QR Chieko Kikkawa 21 Japan JPN
68T QR Ans Dekker 21 Netherlands NED
70 QR Patrizia Fratini 14 Italy ITA
71 QR Monique Freres 19 Belgium BEL
72T QR Carola Dombeck 16 East Germany GDR
72T QR Nadine Audin 18 France FRA
72T QR Eloisa Marcos 14 Spain ESP
75T QR Carla Braan 14 Netherlands NED
75T QR Susan Cheesebrough 16 Great Britain GBR
77 QR Elisa Cabello 19 Spain ESP
78T QR Chantal Seggiaro 20 France FRA
78T QR Wanita Lynch 17 Australia AUS
78T QR Lise Arsenault-Goertz 21 Canada CAN
81 QR Mercedes Vernetta 19 Spain ESP
82 QR Rita Peri 19 Italy ITA
83 QR Teresa McDonnell 22 Canada CAN
84 QR Svetla Kashtelyan 17 Bulgaria BUL
85 QR Teresa Díaz 16 Mexico MEX
86 QR Patricia García 19 Mexico MEX